Spring brings April showers and May flowers, but also weird, in-between weather that often leaves me stumped on what to wear. Is it hot? Is it cold? What do I wear when it’s raining but warm? Luckily, spring’s unpredictable weather and constant rain makes it a great time to experiment with layering and playful styles. Regardless of what your weather app tells you, here are some outfit ideas to kickstart you into some (hopefully) warmer weather.
Rain, Rain, You Can Stay
Spring equals rain, but rain equals accessories! Invest in a printed water-repellant jacket and booties for spring, and use your umbrella as part of your look. Try using the umbrella as a statement-piece by choosing a brightly colored or patterned one. If you’re worries about it clashing your outfit, spring (haha) for a clear one!
Speaking of accessorizing — don’t put away those winter pieces yet. You can add winter accessories like hats and scarves to your look for extra warmth or as an add-on to an otherwise neutral outfit. Little pieces like this make transitioning from one season to the next a little easier.
Dress It Up or Down
While the hopes of warmer weather make me want to throw on a sundress, April clouds encourage otherwise. Throw on a midi dress over a turtleneck or graphic t-shirt for a flirty spring outfit. Pair with layered jewelry and statement shades or sneakers for a chic, put-together look.
Color Me Mine
As a person who gets hot or cold easily, I’m a big fan of layering. To stay warm but look cute, try layering a turtleneck under a sweater of the same color. This monochromatic combination can be elevated by making said color a spring pastel or neon — just keep your bottoms neutral or go crazy and match those too!
Outerwear for Your Inner #GirlBoss
When it comes to jackets, think light but useful. Windbreakers protect you from the nasty weather but are light enough to wear in warmer weather, and they satisfy your 80’s fashion nostalgia. A trench coat, though a bit heavier, offers more warmth and coverage from those April showers. A linen blazer is light, cooling, and carries #girlboss vibes. And never ever forget about the spring outerwear, the denim jacket.
Rainy spring days just got chicer. What trends will you be sporting this spring?